Sulscher’s victories give Manchester United and Liverpool hope before a meeting with Manchester City

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United go to Manchester for the Manchester derby on Sunday (Photo: Getty)

When Manchester City if you give up in your quest to win your fourth Premier League title in five seasons, recent history suggests that this Sunday is the same time as any other.

Given how much the city was better than its neighbors Manchester United in recent seasons their record in this particular fixture is staggeringly poor.

Ule Gunnar Sulsher has triumphed in his last three league trips and cups at the Etihad, while United have won five and drawn in one of their last seven visits. Pep Guardiolahowever, more concerned with the bigger picture.

“Every season we were ahead of them in the Premier League,” the City boss said of his rights in Manchester since he took office in 2016.

There can be no doubt that United’s recent record in this match gives Liverpool, who are chasing the title, some genuine hope that their avid opponents can help them.

City’s record at Old Trafford is much better, and they cost much more than Eric Baye and Bernardo Silva’s own goal in Sulscher’s penultimate game as United’s head coach in early November.

Who knows what to expect from Ralph Rangnik’s team on Sunday, which failed to demonstrate a clear identity during the 17 games he led.

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Remarkably, this will be his first meeting against another member of the Big Six, which helps explain why his record of seven wins, five draws and one defeat in the Premier League after becoming interim boss feels surprisingly good given their performances.

After Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post, leaving him with one goal in the last ten games last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Watford, Rangnik said: “We did everything but score.”

But they face the City team, which is not working on all cylinders now, stunned by a 3-2 home game against Tottenham, using an incomprehensible refereeing without a penalty to hold the victory over Everton and even subordinate Peterborough an hour before the victory 2-0 in the FA Cup in the middle of the week.

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Sulscher's victories give Manchester United and Liverpool hope before a meeting with Manchester City

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